Alliance meets Audit Office over BCC funding

The Audit Office is to look into if Belfast City Council and its Councillors have followed recommendations in relation to funding, after an Alliance team met with representatives from the body on Friday. Councillor Nuala McAllister described the meeting as “essential” as she argued the DUP and Sinn Féin had largely ignored calls to see […]

Alliance representatives criticise labelling of homes as ‘nationalist’

Alliance representatives have criticised media reports of ‘nationalist’ homes being built on a site in North Belfast. The story about planning approval being granted to build houses in a flashpoint area was accompanied by the headline ‘Nationalist homes to be built along Orange Order parade route’ after Belfast City Council backed the plans. The four […]

McAllister welcomes City Deal news

Alliance North Belfast Councillor Nuala McAllister has welcomed the Secretary of State signing the Heads of Terms for the Belfast City Deal. The move is another major step towards the completion of the first City Deal for Northern Ireland, which would see £350 million of funding. Further funding from the private sector could being the […]

Sinn Féin leader showed incredibly poor judgement with banner, says McAllister

The Sinn Féin leader showed incredibly poor judgement by posing behind a banner emblazoned with ‘England get out of Ireland,’ Alliance Councillor Nuala McAllister has said. Mary Lou McDonald stood with the banner at the New York St Patrick’s Day parade yesterday. Councillor McAllister said she should reflect on her actions and apologise. “This sort […]

JJ Magee must clarify his comments, says McAllister

Alliance Councillor Nuala McAllister has said Councillor JJ Magee must clarify his views on crimes carried out by the IRA, after an online exchange appeared to suggest he did not. Nuala said: “In a week where victims’ issues are so prominent it is extremely disturbing that any Councillor would be so careless in an exchange […]

McAllister: Only Alliance will stand up to the DUP and Sinn Féin

Alliance is the only party prepared to stand up to the DUP and Sinn Féin’s continued carve up of ratepayers money, as the Party confirmed it would be returning to the Northern Ireland Audit Office on the issue. Councillor Nuala McAllister made the comments as all other parties fell in behind the DUP and Sinn […]

McAllister: Cowardly move to remove names from call-in

The Alliance Party has been forced to withdraw its ‘call-in’ over the latest DUP and Sinn Féin financial carve-up at city hall, after two councillors, an independent and one UUP removed their names – a move Councillor Nuala McAllister has described as “cowardly”. Speaking after the Alliance Party’s attempt to block the DUP and Sinn […]

Alliance calls-in decision over arts funding

Alliance Belfast City Councillors have ‘called-in’ the latest financial carve-up between the DUP and Sinn Féin at City Hall over thousands of pounds of arts funding. The allocation earlier this month at the Council’s City Growth and Regeneration Committee saw the money given to various groups and organisations in West and East Belfast. It was […]

McAllister: Latest financial carve up will not go unchallenged

  Alliance Councillor Nuala McAllister has accused the DUP and Sinn Féin of again manipulating the funding process in Belfast City Council to suit their own agendas. Nuala was speaking after the two parties worked together behind closed doors to determine how an additional £95,000 in arts funding should be spent – money that was […]

McAllister asks for urgent review into zoo safety

Alliance North Belfast Councillor Nuala McAllister has asked for an urgent review into safety measures at Belfast Zoo, after a chimpanzee escaped from its enclosure there. Footage showed one chimp walking along a path beside members of the public, while other chimpanzees also climbed onto the enclosure wall after scaling tree branches propped up against […]